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No outflow of media audience because of language quotas – MP

TV and radio stations make a wider use of Ukrainian than legally required.

No outflow of media audience because of language quotas – MP
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The introduction of quotas on the quality of media products in the Ukrainian language on the radio and TV has not caused an outflow of audience, the head of the parliamentary committee on the freedom of speech, Viktoriya Syumar, has said, according to Censor.net.

"There are channels which have other political preferences but they successfully broadcast in the Ukrainian language. There has been no outflow of viwers," she said.

While channels are required to have 75% of their content in Ukrainian, most of them have more products in the national language. On the radio, the share of Ukrainian songs reaches 42% while the quota is 35%.

"This shows that if you develop and create quality content, the Ukrainian language can be even more successful," she said.

This week parliament is discussing amendments to the bill on the state language.

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